Enduring Heroines in Historical Fiction

Wed. March 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Barnes & Noble

1035 Emmet Street North, Barracks Road Shopping Center, Charlottesville, VA 22903


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Janet Benton (Lilli de Jong), Camille Di Maio (The Beautiful Strangers), and Sarah McCoy (Marilla of Green Gables) discuss their historic fiction, set in 1883 Philadelphia, mid-twentieth-century Southern California, and Avonlea. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“[Lilli de Jong is a] harrowing look at the strictures of nineteenth-century American society… [Lilli] is a full-fledged heroine, persevering despite seemingly insurmountable odds… her voice is distinctive, her fierceness driven by a mother’s love.”—Booklist

“Camille Di Maio… continues to showcase her genuine flair for originality and narrative storytelling. Fully entertaining from first page to last.” Midwest Book Review of Camille Di Maio’s most recent novel, The Way of Beauty

“A rich, historically intense life for Marilla… McCoy weaves in fascinating historical details of Canada’s religious and political tensions of the mid-19th century… fashioning Marilla as a flawed hero of her times is a lovely tribute.”―Kirkus Reviews